|Another hero gone...
|on my way up
|:-( Rip David Bowie.
|Im suprised didnt know he had cancer.
|No, he knew he had cancer. Rip David.
|Very sad. Perhaps the greatest artist that were still alive, and we had to lose him...
"Black Tie White Noise" is probably my favorite CD. The title track with Al B. Sure! is a great jam and "Don't Let me Down and Down" shows his range. For some reason, I was actually more impacted by his 90's material than his 70's. "Real Cool World" is one of my favorite songs from his 90's catalog, that tune is "Pop perfection".
I hope he gets the attention that he deserves now - Celebrated as a true genius that is - Nothing less.
|Very sad news. He was definitely one of the brightest lights in modern music. I am glad that he managed to keep this private and not be preyed on by the press.
|Sad news indeed.
I've always wondered if the cover of Queen's début album was influenced by the artwork of Bowie's (rather awesome) LP, Hunky Dory (1971).
|RIP Dave. A legend.
|I cannot believe it. Awful, awful news. What a horrible way to kick off the week.
Considering I never met him and I was never a massive fan and I still feel quite bad, I cannot even begin to imagine what his loyal audience and his friends are going through at the moment.
|Waking up this morning to this news was just like waking up to the news about Freddie on a monday morning all those years ago.
What a great talent who, even after all these years, could still produce music that was just that bit different to what is current without sounding tired and formulated.
A great loss
|Thanks for leaving Blackstar for us before leaving, David.
I'm still surprised and a little sad :(
|God bless you David. Rock in heaven mate.
|It's being treated in Britain like the death of a member of the royal family, and rightly so. One of the things about his music is how fresh it all sounds. Early 1970s records sound like they could've been recorded yesterday. His early '70s output was amazing, Listen again to Space Oddity, a deceptively simple song, but there's so much going on there. It's really depressing being in my late forties because so many of my musical heroes are passing away ...
Here's the full Hunky Dory album for any Qzoners who think music starts and ends with Queen.
|Very sad. Great artist and actor. RIP David Bowie.
|David Bowie RIP :(
The only person who had enough balls to put a hand on Bri's RedSpecial Fretboard while Bri still was playing. Simply suggesting him to choose different chords :)
Oh Boy, if black looks could kill :)
He also told Roger that he's playing a wrong beat for UP...according to Mack, Rog's head went red immediately...
|^ When did all this happen. The tribute concert?
Oscar J wrote: ^ When did all this happen. The tribute concert?During the Production for "Under Pressure"
|A unique talent :(
|The Real Wizard
Holly2003 wrote: It's being treated in Britain like the death of a member of the royal family, and rightly so.Oh, the irony - he actually turned down a knighthood. But indeed, it's amazing to see how highly he was respected, by people in such a wide variety of genres of music.
It's really depressing being in my late forties because so many of my musical heroes are passing away ...Hard to imagine, in 20 years they'll almost all be gone.
|Thinking who is left that we class as a 'rock star' after the last couple of weeks with Lemmy And Bowie going.
Suppose it's the likes of Robert Plant, Daltrey, Iggy maybe?
|Poor Roger, he's just lost his biggest hero and a very close friend. Other than the death of Freddie and his (Rog's) family members, I imagine this is the very worst day of his life.
badboybez wrote: Thinking who is left that we class as a 'rock star' after the last couple of weeks with Lemmy And Bowie going. Suppose it's the likes of Robert Plant, Daltrey, Iggy maybe?Paul McCartney
and quite a few more
|I really hope there will be a tribute concert at Wembley on par with the send off Freddie had, lord knows DB deserves one. I'll be there if it happens. Have watched "Lazarus" a few times today It's his Days Of Our Lives, quite beautiful, brilliant and sad.
|Brian's curse. ...
The Real Wizard wrote: Hard to imagine, in 20 years they'll almost all be gone.Indeed. This feels like the beginning of it - many musicians of the 60s and 70s have died, but Bowie is the first to really feel close to home for me. I wasn't alive for Freddie's death, and wasn't old enough to register George Harrison's.
|I picked up Blackstar on vinyl the day it came out because it's amazing and beautifully dark. Going to be playing it constantly for a little while; those songs just got so many new layers of meaning. It really sounds like death, especially the title track.
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|A true genius. He kept on surprising us until the very end...
|couldn't believe it when i saw it this morning... really could not. i initially thought it was a hoax started by him - as a publicity stunt... i thought Lazarus was the setup for the greatest tour ever... fuck was i wrong.
i was in such an optimistic mood on Friday - a great Bowie album that I listened to first chance i got to at the office - listened to it 5 times that day...
at least he got to wrap things up the way he wanted to. and definitely ended it on a high note.
|^The only "good" thing about some cancers are that they give you time to plan your passing and to say goodbye properly.
musicland munich wrote: The only person who had enough balls to put a hand on Bri's RedSpecial Fretboard while Bri still was playing.According to Brian's recent message, he put his hand on John's Fender P-Bass fretboard while John was still playing.
So, either the late great David was used to doing that to quite a few people, or Mack was misremembering ...again!, or Brian was misremembering ... again!
All three options are quite likely.
|I have a feeling Mr Bowie will surprise us again.
I bet he's got some material stored away for release when the death shock has abated.
Something happy and life affirming.
Well, I hope so.
splicksplack wrote: I have a feeling Mr Bowie will surprise us again. I bet he's got some material stored away for release when the death shock has abated. Something happy and life affirming. Well, I hope so.Blackstar is his "parting gift" to fans. I could be wrong but I think that's it.
|He will surely be missed.... and why hasn't anybody mentioned: "Brian's curse strikes again" ?
|Matt z did
|At fitness my friend asked the ( ver cute ) fitness instructor why she didnt play some david bowie... Her reply: whobis david bowie... I saw the gap between them!
Times do change..
In the next decade lota will follow. Hope brian and roger do something with their music before..
Costa86 wrote:Dylanbadboybez wrote: Thinking who is left that we class as a 'rock star' after the last couple of weeks with Lemmy And Bowie going. Suppose it's the likes of Robert Plant, Daltrey, Iggy maybe?Paul McCartney Eric Clapton Elton John Santana Mick Jagger and quite a few more
Aretha Franklin - maybe not a rock star but true remaining musical legends. Can't agree with the others (Plant, Daltry, Iggy), they dont have the body of work that transcended generations and musical tastes...
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|I'm surprised nobody mentionned Keith Richards... but maybe that's because he'll never die! ;)
|Keith Richards died 17 years ago, what you see now is a pirate zombie.
|what is Brian's curse?
Richard Orchard wrote: what is Brian's curse?link
Barry Durex wrote: Keith Richards died 17 years ago, what you see now is a pirate zombie.Keith Richards is the world's best looking cadaver. Some say all the booze he consumed helped preserve his looks.
Keith Richards once rolled Chuck Norris in some Rizla and smoked him.
|One of Elvis Presley's first post army movies (Flaming Star) was originally to be called Black Star because, according to the plot and I'm guessing folklore) when Native Americans are about to die they see a black star calling them. I wonder if the name of Bowie's album was influenced by this? The folklore as opposed to Elvis's movie.Pretty cool if it was.
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raucousmonster wrote: One of Elvis Presley's first post army movies (Flaming Star) was originally to be called Black Star because, according to the plot and I'm guessing folklore) when Native Americans are about to die they see a black star calling them. I wonder if the name of Bowie's album was influenced by this? The folklore as opposed to Elvis's movie.Pretty cool if it was.Very interesting. And I just read that "black star" is the name for a certain type of cancer... I wouldn't be surprised if Bowie had been aware of those meanings when he chose the title of his album...
|I wonder, if Bri+Rog would appear at the Bowie memorial concert in New York on March 31st??